Here is my lastest Blog on Salafi and the meaning of the word. I have moved to http://homeofislam.com So I look forward to seeing everyone in the move.
At one point I lived alone with five cats. Before you think me a totally crazy cat lady, only two of the cats were mine. Two belonged to my daughter and one I was babysitting for the summer. Each morning after fajr prayer, I would spend a few moments reading Quran. Since I don’t read Arabic (well), I listen to Mishary al-Efasi and follow along and then re-read the English translation of the meaning. My cats almost always come to listen as well. Although only two are seen here, Leo (mine) and Spencer (the visitor) were lying off to the side. Ajax (tabby to the right – also mine) and Knee (resting on my leg) are the ones in the photo and Tank (a half Bengal bundle of non-stop energy) was likely running in and out of the room. Now, I’m down to only my two cats, Leo and Ajax…
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It’s been a very long time since I wrote a post based solely on religion, an even serious one for that matter. But due to recent events and atrocities facing Muslims all over the world due to war, hatred, misunderstanding and terrorism, I feel that it’s time to address an issue that has been troubling Muslims and Non-Muslims, and that is the incorrect portrayal of Islam.
Let me begin by saying that I am not a scholar nor do I feel that I am anyone important by writing this but my soul felt troubled these past couple of years due to the actions of the ignorant few (Muslims) who think they are the best, that they hold authority, or are the best ambassadors with regards to matters pertaining Islam in this modern age. They come at your face saying that they follow the Qur’an and Sunnah as if the past…
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To Solomon We inspired the (right) understanding of the matter: to each (of them) We gave Judgment and Knowledge; it was Our power that made the hills and the birds celebrate Our praises, with David: it was We Who did (all these things).
( سورة الأنبياء , Al-Anbiya, Chapter #21, Verse #79)
One look at the face of heaven and earth lays all petulance at rest, and soothes us to wiser convictions. To the intelligent, nature converts itself into a vast promise, and will not be rashly explained. Her secret is untold.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson